Am's Story to #InspireInclusion

06 Feb 2024

Meet Am, a testament to the transformative power of love and community support. From her formative years as a child at Baan Home Hug to her recent graduation from university, Am's journey embodies resilience, determination, and the unwavering belief we have at Hands Across the Water that every individual, regardless of their background, has the potential to make a profound impact when allowed a life of choice, not chance.

In her own words, Am shares her story below:

People call me Am. I am 26 years old. I graduated in 2021 with a degree in Business English from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University. I am currently working as a staff member at Baan Home Hug. I came back to help the staff at home. I was a child at Home Hug. I grew up here. I've been here since I was 4 years old and now, I work here. This is something I'm very proud of that has made everyone see my determination and my growth. 

To get through my challenges and become a successful graduate is not easy at all. First of all, I would like to thank you Baan Home Hug for giving me the opportunity to grow. If I weren't here at Home Hug, I don't know what my life would be like now. I consider myself very lucky to have had many good opportunities, some of which, others probably wouldn’t have the chance to experience at all. These opportunities led me to encounter only good things.

When Baan Home Hug got to know Hands Across The Water, it was very special. In addition to receiving opportunities from people in this country, we also know and receive good things from the group Hands Across the Water, from foreign lands. I might not have grown at all if it weren't for the kind people from Hands Across the Water and the many people around me. 

Thank you for all the support and help that you have given me and the children at Baan Home Hug throughout the years. I feel very grateful for and impressed by the love and kindness that Hands Across the Water have given to us. This has given me the drive to develop myself and made me feel that there were people looking out for me and hoping for my success. I myself will be a good example for the younger ones.

Continuously develop yourself, that's what I think. Whether it's about living life, about learning new things and in other matters I promise to make everyone proud of me. 

Join Hands Across the Water on March 7th 2024 for our International Women's Day breakfast event to celebrate the young women like Am, who inspire us to continue our work in providing all of our kids in Thailand a life of choice, not chance.